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families spoke about the vertex tonight. >> reporter: before the jury started deliberating on the sentence the prosecutor said that is a cold-blooded killer sitting over there and he d askefor the maximum. the jury delivered and the family members are thankful. >> the rain of the assassin is over. at long last the defendant has been held accountable. >> it has been 11 years, since or mother was -- since our mother was murdered by charles severance. we have long ago lost hope that justice would come. our relief is mixed with anguish that hour father is not here standing beside is finally feeling the weight of unclear suspicion being lifted from his shoulders that had already carried a heavy load. >> we offer hour thanks to the
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jury for giving the time, attention and service that befitted these three beautiful people. -- we offer our thanks to the jury for giving the time, attention and service that befitted these three beautiful people. >> reporter: the prosecutor wanted to make sure everyone understood that he always thought charles severance knew right from wrong when these murders were committed and was competent to stand trial. but, he is definitely suffering from some form of mental illness. so, we now have three life sentences. we will have more coming up at 7:00. >> we did catch up with one of the jurors. >> i feel very good but, not
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today, thank you. >> reporter: what do you feel good about? >> i feel good about out -- i feel good about our judicial system. >> for war you can check out hour -- for more you can check out our new app. the man consider the front runner for the job at metro is out of the mix. metro and neil cohen have agreed that he is no longer under consideration. a source tells me he wanted to keep his post on several corporate boards but, metro could not allow that. metro says it is now interviewing other candidates. the russian jet that crashed was likely not shot down but, sources add the possibility of terrorism has not been ruled out. russians insisted there was no mechanical trouble or pilot error. they say a catastrophic event is blamed for the crash.
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in the wake of a criticized debate moderated by cnbc the republican presidential campaigns have come up with a plan to take control of the debates. >> reporter: aids for the campaigns met behind closed doors late sunday night to take control over future broadcast debates. monday morning they sent out a letter with a list of questions and demands for broadcasters. >> we should all move -- we should all use more leverage. >> reporter: candidates continue to criticize week's debate hosted by cnbc. >> you probably came away thinking the election is about soundbites. >> reporter: the campaigns specify 32nd opening and closing
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statements. in addition they are asking host not to ask yes or no questions without time to answer. they are asked the host not to have a lightning round and asking not to allow candidate to candidate questioning. >> we are asking them to give us information so we can talk with them to decide the format. >> reporter: proof that debates are still matter. marco rubio is getting a boost from his performance and is now in third place in new hampshire. also today marco rubio picked up a endorsement from the colorado senator.
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paul ryan is no speaker of the house. today he gambled the house to order for the first time. there is already bad blood between him and the white house. yesterday he said president obama cannot be trusted on immigration reform. the white house calls brian's comments preposterous and accuses him of pandering to the right. document say the suspect any bike collision in calvert county lied to police and told them she stopped to check on two people she saw on the side of the road. she later admitted to having a few cocktails. police found markings from the victims bicycle on the suv involved. long time married couple john fauerby and lynne rosenbusch died from the impact. >> to have both of them gone it really hurts. there will be more.
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in the last five years we have lost so many people. that is justin our band of riders. >> she is due back in court in january. police see she had a blood alcohol content of .12. the mansion where three members of a family were murdered is now up for sale. the home is listed at $3.5 million. a real estate website estimate its value at $5.5 million. some neighbors are concerned it is on the market too soon. >> it is a sensitive topic because it has not been solved. i feel like it is unsettling. >> this is such a safe neighborhood. i think they should wait to show the house.
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>> 30 for-year old darron wint has been charged with first-degree murder but police are still investigating whether he had accomplishes. darron wint was a former employee of a company owned by savvas savopoulos. today we uncovered new weaknesses within the system that is supposed to keep the lottery fair. that comes on the heels of hour investigation. here is russ was tossed it. -- here is russ the tacit. >> reporter: [inaudible] i will just have to turn on my microphone. it will just take a second. they sold tickets without turning over money, also has a went online they had a total of $700,000 in
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missing funds. the audit cited risks with its own retailers, poor oversight, thing 14% of agents do not even qualify to handle lottery tickets because they did not comply with the rules. hour investigation found $45 million in $45 million in prizes went out to players who won the lottery ten times or more since 2007. another retailer sold himself the million dollar top prize. the lottery has not returned hour -- the lottery has not returned our calls or e-mails for for five days. we will be all over this.
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, is at the decriminalization of marijuana to blame in the spike of murders in one maryland county? , it is back to work for the washington redskins as they get ready to take on the new england patriots. >> it is going to be cool tonight. we are talking 40s in the suburbs. we will come back -- you may end up caring that switch at at home, we will
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now the disturbing numbers in the european zone migration crisis. last weekend overloaded boat sinking turkey, nearly half of those killed were children. meanwhile, the united nations has the number of migrants topped 318,000, that is a record for a month. the death toll from a fire in bucharest has climbed to 31. 130 people remained in the hospital. the tragedy is surging -- the tragedy is serving as a wake-up call to other clubs in romania. all three clubs are apologizing for putting their customers lives at risk. the ntsb has identified the wreckage of a cargo ship.
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the el faro was located in waters 15,000 deep in the bahamas over the weekend. it sank a month ago during a hurricane. there were no survivors. sonar indicates the ship landed upright which could help crews recover the black box. coming up, in parker: my daughter alison and her cameraman were gunned down
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on live television. i know we can't stop all gun violence, but we can save lives if our leaders take action. narrator: but we can't count on hal parrish to act. he gets an "a" from the gun lobby, they fund his candidacy... while fighting against background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. parrish will make us less safe. parker: politicians' condolences aren't enough. it's time for them to act. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad.
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a spike in murders around the region has people asking why but in prince george's county the top prosecutor has found herself in hot little water for offering an answer that is not popular. scott broom is in the marlborough tonight. >> reporter: this is a hot button political issue. she also blamed the spike in murders here on the the criminalization of marijuana, which is popular public policy. one reason she declined to speak to us about it today and her spokes person backtracked. here is what she said in a radio appearance friday. >> we believe marijuana has
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really driven a lot of the violence we have seen this year. >> what? >> they are now fighting for turf because we can't to search individuals who has small amounts of marijuana. we are also concerned we are having individuals who have possessed guns, who are not searched. >> reporter: it is controversial because marijuana is popular in maryland. too many young african-american men's have been derailed by low-level nonviolent drug convictions. today she refused an interview. police also refused to answer questions. it was clear, she had stepped in it politically. a potential rival in a matchup for county executive the council president kept his criticism measured.
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>> i think it is too soon to tell weather any of this has to do with any uptick iviolence in the county. the other thing we want to think about is that issue is tied directly to reducing this trend that we have had across the country of incarceration of young, black men for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses. >> reporter: there have been 61 murders in the county this year compared to 40 last year. also, she has a long history of supporting diversion programs to divert prosecutions of low level drug crimes into drug court and counseling rather than take him people to court and giving them convictions. reporting live, scott broom, wusa9. >> the police today called the
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illegal drug trade a contributing factor to the murder rate. but, they would not comment on any link between marijuana and the violence. the president toward a drug facility this afternoon trying to highlight the troubles faced by former inmates as they ansition to life outside &aof prison. he is pushing for an overhaul of the criminal justice system. coming off of a beautiful weekend and i think you nailed it. >> today was that the best day but it was comfortable. it was in the 60s and that is pretty good. we went for a high today in the mid-60s. that is pretty reasonable. we went for 65, a live look outside you are looking
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north at wisconsin avenue. the sky is beginning to clear and it is still pretty mild to downtown. the wind is going to remain silent for tonight and tomorrow. going to remain silent for tonight and tomorrow. the sky clears tonight. bus stop temperatures 58 degrees. probably worthy of a sweat shirt. you will need it in the morning. just a terrific, terrific tuesday. afternoon clouds on wednesday but it still stays dry. those clouds could lead to some showers on wednesday night. 10:00 tonight the clouds are still here. by 10:00 it is still 51 degrees in gaithersburg and still 50 in fairfax. by 6:00 a.m. everyone will clear out. 46 in fredericksburg.
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by 9:00 we are back in the 50s, even in the suburbs, 56 in leesburg. by 1:00 take lunch outside as temperatures will be in the upper 60s. 50s to start but 65 by 11:00 a.m. again, wednesday some clouds come in, it will be dry, 70, some showers on thursday, still 70. check out friday. it will be 76 on friday. showers will come in after high school football. cooler conditions on saturday. temperatures at 56 on sunday. low 60s and sunshine on monday. is there anyone picking the redskins to win on sunday? >> they are. they believe, they are going to shot the world. they
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emily wants to be an artist. erin thinks she'll be a firefighter. and maybe sarah will be a veterinarian. but sometimes it seems they're being trained to be professional test takers. i grew up going to public schoolres he
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and now my kids do, but today more time is being spent on tests and not enough on the science and math needed for today's economy. i'm jeremy mcpike. it's time to fix standardized testing. it's not working for parents, for teachers or for our kids. that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list "can't be right?" looks like a list of "can't be right's." seriously? at giant, prices have just dropped on thousands more items. my giant. the burgundy and gold got a chance to watch football this weekend. today, they returned rested and ready for the 2nd
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half of the season but, it starts off with the new england patriots. can anyone stop the new england patriots? washington hopes it is them. frank has more from redskins park. >> reporter: when you think of tom brady you think about "deflate-gate" but he is a winner. four super bowl titles under his belt since 2000 and they could be on their way to defending their championship this season. the redskins get brady and the patriots on sunday in foxborough. >> his mechanics in the pocket are perfect. his leadership, his accuracy, he has got great touch on the football when he needs it. >> there is a lot that he knows and he knows how to play. >> he is a hall of fame quarterback that is still playing.
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he will set all of the records. he is going for perfection and to see him do it is crazy. >> reporter: they say to have success they will have to put pressure on him. >> the good news is desean jackson says he has been given the green light and expects to play on sunday. the midship in celebrating a great weekend after winning and improving to 6-1. with this play keenan reynolds scores his 77th rushing touchdown of his career. the celebration from him is kind of rare. but it is nice to see him enjoying it. after the game he was back to his humble self.
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>> it is just a number. at the end of the day it was winning. >> it is just so good for him. he is such a hard worker and he is so humble about it. >> basketball begins at 11:00. maryland is ranked third behind kentucky and north carolina. however, they had more first- place votes than the wildcats. a lot of people believing in this team the season. they are going to be fun to watch. thank you for
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>> pelley: russia in mourning. can these flight recorders solve the mystery of the air disaster that killed more than 200? also tonight, a condemned killer tells the supreme court he's the victim of prosecutors who kept blacks off the jury. obamacare year three. some are saying no to signing up. >> it's hard to factor in the cost of an extra bill. >> pelley: and grand larceny on a football field. >> itself a legal play. touchdown. >> pelley: no, it wasn't. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we'll start tonight with breaking news. we have learn that a u.s. spy satellited detected a flash of heat over egypt's sinai peninsula at the moment on saturday that a

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